Saturday, May 24, 2008

Meeting Milestones

WE FINALLY DID IT!!! Zach has been gone 1 week....but who is counting. We only have 9.5 left until he is home. We CANNOT wait. I took Kohen to his 2 year appointment...on Thursday. Him and Addi have both been sick...Kohen weighing in at 27 lbs and 34"...95% for height and 75% for weight. He is doing great. Dr. Sigg asked him all of the animal sounds and names...he did great, he pointed to all of his body parts...he did great, and he even counted to 10, only missing #7. He is such a fun little boy, doing great, other than him and Addison were diagnosed with Roto virus....NOT SO FUN. I have been cleaning up throw-up and poop for the last 3 days with both of them. It is so sad to see your kids sick and laying around. Kohen wakes up every morning and tells me that he threw-up at Kristen's. (My sister-in-law that takes care of them while Zach is away.) We love Aunt Kristen..she has also been cleaning up throw-up and poop for my kids and hers.

Addison came in weighing 13 lbs 15 oz. 10 pounds up from birth. We are so excited and proud of her. She is doing great and over the sickness...just a LITTLE on the spoiled side, just ask Grandma Brockman. She is so fun, sitting up, and rolling all over the place. She really wants to crawl, but hates being on her belly. She sits on her bum and rocks. It is so funny. Zach was trying to get her to say DA DA before he left, she is a little on the stubborn side...NOT MY DAUGHTER. The day after he left she has not stop saying DA DA DA...she is a little performer and talks to Zach on the phone. What a great life these 2 little stinkers have brought to us. Ups and downs, good times and sad. We are so blessed to have these little munchkins. We love them so much.

For me, this has been a little on the difficult side being a single parent. This is my 3rd summer without Zach, somehow I thought not being pregnant would make this so much easier, WRONG. I feel like this is one of my biggest trials. Kohen and Addi defiantly keep me on my toes and bring smiles everyday, but this is hard. I feel so bad for them that they have been sick. I took Kohen in the Dr again this morning. I knew that he had croup and sure enough he did. He is a little trooper, and a good little patient. It breaks my heart to leave them when they are sick. I know that they are in good hands. Thanks mom!!! My sister often tells me that I won't be given anything that I can't handle, I know that she is right. Just when you think life is so hard and you can't take another seem to meet someone that has it a little bit harder than you, or is a little worse off. I am so thankful for my trials, and that I can comfort myself through prayer. I am so thankful for family and the gospel. They are true blessings in my life. I am thankful for the mission that I served, it truly taught me endurance. I know that this shall pass too. I miss Zach so much and I can't wait for the day that I get to pick him up at the airport. He is a great husband and my best friend. I miss and love you so much Zach!!

Sunday, May 18, 2008


I just want to take a minute to write down a few feelings that I have about my sweet baby. Addi is the BEST little girl. She only cries when she is hungry or tired. When I go to get her out of bed she has the sweetest smile, and when I put her to sleep she ends my day with a BIG smile. I love her to pieces. She is the little peacemaker in our family. She laughs at any thing that Kohen does, she is patient and never meets a stranger. A few months back I had a work meeting and I took Addison with me, we were in the elevator, and she was just as happy as could be, this lady said to her, You are the cutest baby and you just made my whole weekend. She is the best and I LOVE her so much. I SO grateful that she is here and apart of our family. WE LOVE YOU peanut!!

Discovery Gateway...Family Day

The day before Zach left, we decided to take Kohen, Addi, Zoe and Isabelle (our nieces) to Discovery Gateway for a day full of fun. The kids had a really good time. Kohen and Zoe loved to play in the water, Isabelle didn't like it so much. She loved to play in the "Construction" Area. They were so good, and Addi was such a trooper. She loved to watch all of them play. We had a great time watching the kids learn, and use their imaginations...what a great place to take kids.

Swing Set FUN!!!

Kohen is one luck little guy...I guess that you could say that he takes after me. His birthday has been going on for about a week. Zach says that my birthday last the whole month of November...great minds think alike. Way to go Kohen. So we gave him a swing set for his birthday, poor Zach stayed up until 3:00 am putting it together so Kohen would wake up on his birthday with a new swing set. Like I said before, Zach is the BeSt dad and we love him. Kohen was so excited, he spends hours playing on it, and he loves to have his friends, Bridger and Carson over to play. What a fun gift for everyone. We can't wait until Addi is a little bigger so she can play too.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's Day

What an Honor it is to be the MOM of these 2 great kids. I love them so much. They have forever changed my life. Each of them bring so much joy and happiness to my life daily. Kohen is just a crack up! My little Addi starts and ends my day with a smile. She is the BEST baby!!! I feel very fortunate to have my mom, and mother-in-law as great examples to follow.
I will never forget the day that we found out that we were pregnant with both babies. We were so excited and couldn't wait to tell everybody. I loved being pregnant and feeling my babys grow and develop inside me...even when things turned for the worst and got very scary. I am so grateful that Kohen and Addison are healthy little people. Coming 6 weeks early and spending time in the hospital...I didn't even mind that they had to come by emergency c-sections. Being a mom is the greatest blessing in my life. I came across a poem that I think sums it all up.....
Before I was a Mom I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby.I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous.I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom I had never been puked on. Pooped on. Chewed on. Peed on. I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts. I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom I never held down a screaming child so doctors could do tests. Or give shots. I never looked into teary eyes and cried. I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.

I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep. Before I was a Mom I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put him down. I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt.

I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much. I never knew that I could love someone so much. I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom -I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body. I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby. I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child.

I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy Before I was a Mom -I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.

I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache, the wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom. I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much, before I was a Mom.



Kohen is turning the BIG 2 on May 15th, but we celebrated his birthday with friends and family on Saturday. Kohen loves to watch "Zebra" (Madagascar) So we threw him a little Madagascar birthday party. It was so fun, we celebrated at the park. He had a BBQ all of the kids played on the toys, we opened presents, ate cake, and hit 2 pinatas. Kohen is a lucky little boy, he has TONS of cousins and was able to have almost all of them at his party. They are all his best friends.

He is such a funny little guy..his laugh is so contiguous, he LOVES to be outside and play with anyone that will play with him. He is a good big brother and loves his sister...although I think that she loves him more at the moment. He loves to chase Broc all around the house and go to fridge and get Chocolate milk. We are SO thankful that he is a healthy little boy and cannot imagine our lives with him. Kohen we love you SO much!!!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

A Moment of Truth...

I am sitting here at work looking outside wondering what happened to the weather. Yesterday my kids were in shorts, today we are in pants and long sleeves. My mind keeps drifting... I can't help but think that my husband is leaving next week for a good chunk of the summer. He is traveling to Egypt May 16th returning July 31st. This is the shortest time that he will have been gone..... and I am NOT pregnant this time. 2 little kids, working, and being a single mom for the next 10.5 weeks. This throws me back to the days of our engagement, when he was in Egypt for 6 months. I was planning a wedding, buying a house and starting a new job. I know that I will get through it and so will Zach. I am so grateful for the help of family. We are SO blessed to have so much family around, and everybody is so willing to help. It is simply hard to be apart. I don't look forward to the nights and being alone. It makes me REALLY appreciate the time that we do spend together as a family. I am SO appreciative of Zach and all that he does for me personally...and I can't help to mention that he is the BEST dad around. My little Kohen is going to miss him so much. They are best buds. I love to watch Zach play, and interact with our kids. He makes them laugh like nobody else can. Addi has him wrapped around her little finger. Needless to say, we will all miss him very much. On his end I know it is so much harder...other than he gets to golf every weekend. I am grateful for this opportunity that we have...Zach is racing through school and our kids have never been in daycare. I know we are getting close....maybe a couple more Egypt trips until all of us can come. Zach we will miss you and we LoVe you SO MUCH!!!! Thanks for all you do.

Zach's Temporary Infatuation

Today is a sad day for Zach....He sold his 4-Wheeler. This has been something that he wanted for a long time, he finally talked me into letting him buy we took a quick, but much needed trip to St. George over Valentine's Day so he could "show me" what he wanted. He has a great way of telling how he needs this, and how much fun we could have together... I couldn't say no...needless to say, it didn't take long for him to realize that a dirt bike would be much better, and LOTS MORE FUN!!! I guess that we are off to go for a family drive to check out a new dirt bike.

A Tub Full of Fun!!

Tubby time is the best time of day for Coco and Addi. They play, laugh and have so much fun together. Kohen loves to show Addi all of the fun toys, but sharing with her is a whole other story. The joys of being a parent...

Monday, May 5, 2008

I finally did it!!

I finally gave in and started a BLOG!!! I love looking at everyone's and I thought that it would be a great way for Zach to see the kiddi's while he is away in Egypt this summer. We will miss him SO MUCH!!!! Hopefully this works. Welcome to our Blog...Zach, Becky, Kohen, Addison and Broc... I will post pics soon!!!